This technique can be useful for many purposes, including: Develop a serious WordPress site locally, but work with all the correct URLs for the end production domain. Test a serious WordPress site on a development server using the correct domain settings, but without the need to resolve DNS publicly. Especially useful when redeveloping an existing […]
vCanopy only allows root access by SSH key. When we provision a server we lock down root access by password authentication. When you reset your root password at your infrastructure provider it is a two step procedure. Step 1. Reset password and receive new temporary passwordStep 2. Login in to server and complete password reset. […]
Why do I see a different site than I’m supposed to, an SSL warning, signon.php, or too many redirects?
If you’re visiting a site and seeing a different site than expected, or an SSL warning, or a weird “Your sessions has ended”, there are a couple of scenarios for it, but it always ties back to not having a valid SSL. Below will walk you through the common scenarios and provide links to the […]
Sometimes a plugin or other component of your website misbehaves and triggers a critical error, or if you haven’t configured Nginx Helper but are using server cache it will make your site appear broken. If you have email set up on your website, review the email that WordPress sent you, it can contain a lot […]
This site can’t be reached notanactualdomain.com’s server IP address could not be found. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
When you received this error, it typically means that you haven’t added an A record for the domain you’re trying to reach, or that it hasn’t propagated yet. First check your DNS records to make sure that they are all in place and live worldwide. You can use this website to check your A and […]
If you update your site and you see that the site looks the way it should while logged in, but doesn’t look right when you’re logged out, chances are you are using our server caching, but haven’t configured Nginx Helper to purge it. If you’ve just migrated a site in and you see a vanilla […]